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Legislative Assembly of Samoa to receive Independent Analysis of the 2019 – 2020 National Budget

The Legislative Assembly of Samoa is currently benefiting from a regional initiative called the Pacific Floating Budget Office. The initiative sees researchers from sister parliaments in Fiji, Papua…  


Communities able to access services under REACH project

The legal advice Faiilagi Sofe received for her business was more than just a time-saving solution, it was also moral support for her as a young entrepreneur to pursue her business plan with…  


Partnership on Anti-Corruption Course Launched

A new partnership between the University of the South Pacific and the United Nations in the Pacific, underscores the important role education plays in the fight against corruption and in the promotion…  


Multi-Country Western Pacific Integrated HIV/TB Programme: Annual Results Report 2018

HIV prevalence in the 11 Western Pacific countries continues to be low, with overall prevalence estimated at 0.1 percent.1 The cumulative number of persons ever diagnosed with HIV up until November…  


Pacific Regional Women in Politics Project

Women's political empowerement and equal access to leadership positions at all levels are fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and a fairer world.  


Mobile Service Delivery to ‘REACH’ people in remote communities in Samoa

More Samoan citizens living outside of urban communities will soon have better access to government, legal and women’s services through a new mobile service delivery initiative recently launched.  


Governor of Central Bank of Samoa joins UN Task Force on Digital Financing of SDGs

Central Bank of Samoa’s Governor, Maiava Atalina Emma Ainuu-Enari has been appointed as the Pacific Representative to the United Nations’ newly launched Task Force on Digital Financing of the…  


Voluntary National Review Country Capacity Building Workshop for Pacific SIDS

Firstly, I want to congratulate you and your governments for your willingness and enthusiasm to undertake the Voluntary National Review process in 2019. It is a testament to the excellent start that…  


Pacific-wide rollout of rapid HIV and syphilis test to improve sexual and reproductive health services for the most vulnerable

A new diagnostic test for HIV and syphilis is being rolled out by UNDP across the Western Pacific region, in order to reach the most vulnerable populations with vital sexual and reproductive health…  


NBS Launches New Digital Banking Product

Accessibility and the belief that they cannot afford to save, have been two of Samoa’s biggest impediments to financial inclusion in Samoa. With only 39% of the population having any form of access to…  

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